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Le Poeme Harmonique, Vincent Dumestre - Coeur: Airs de Cour Francais de la fin du XVIe siecle (2015)

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Le Poeme Harmonique, Vincent Dumestre - Coeur: Airs de Cour Francais de la fin du XVIe siecle (2015)

Le Poeme Harmonique, Vincent Dumestre - Coeur: Airs de Cour Francais de la fin du XVIe siecle (2015)
XLD | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 64:09 | 325 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Alpha | Catalog: ALPHA 213

In this new release, Vincent Dumestre’s Le Poème Harmonique once again immerses us in the France of the second half of the 16th century, which witnessed the emergence of new centres of artistic activity. These ‘bourgeois’ societies were initiated by patron princes concerned with building their prestige through the arts and letters just as much as by arms. At the same time, refined circles held by cultivated women enabled them to rub shoulders with the leading poets of the time, as well as musicians sensitive to humanist research, all profiting from a context propitious to the invention of new artistic forms and practices.

La Compagnia Del Madrigale - Luca Marenzio: Quinto Libro Di Madrigali A Sei Voci (2015)

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La Compagnia Del Madrigale - Luca Marenzio: Quinto Libro Di Madrigali A Sei Voci (2015)

La Compagnia Del Madrigale - Luca Marenzio: Quinto Libro Di Madrigali A Sei Voci (2015)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 64:17 | 294 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Glossa | Catalog: GCD 922804

La Compagnia del Madrigale’s subtle, yet powerful advocacy of great Italian madrigals continues with Marenzio's 'Quinto Libro di Madrigali a sei voci' from 1591. Their previous recordings including the recent award-winning 'Primo Libro', have demonstrated their fresh approach, imbued with invaluable years of experience in other groups such as La Venexiana and Concerto Italiano. From 2016 La Compagnia have been invited to join the concert season at Wigmore Hall. Marenzio’s 'Quinto Libro' was dedicated to Virginio Orsini, Duke of Bracciano, on the occasion of his marriage to Flavia Peretti: a wedding album full of the latest musical and poetical techniques.

Joel Frederiksen, Ensemble Phoenix Munich - Requiem For A Pink Moon (2012)

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Joel Frederiksen, Ensemble Phoenix Munich - Requiem For A Pink Moon (2012)

Joel Frederiksen, Ensemble Phoenix Munich - Requiem For A Pink Moon (2012)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 65:53 | 297 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog: HMC902111

Following the success of his 2011 album Rose of Sharon a celebration of 18th Century American music that landed on Billboard s classical chart and critics year-end lists the latest project by Joel Frederiksen and the Ensemble Phoenix Munich takes them all the way back in time to… 1972. That was the year the late British troubadour and cult favorite Nick Drake released his third and final album, Pink Moon. Initially, the album garnered a small amount of critical attention, but it was not until decades after Drake s death that it received widespread public and critical acclaim. Today, the sparse and unadorned tracks of Pink Moon are regarded by many fans and music critics as the greatest efforts of a tragically short career.

VA - Neue Zeit für Alte Musik (1993, Archiv Produktion # 439 534-2 AB)

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VA - Neue Zeit für Alte Musik (1993, Archiv Produktion # 439 534-2 AB)

VA - Neue Zeit für Alte Musik
Early Music - From Gregorian Chant to the Baroque
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 310 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Archiv Produktion # 439 534-2 AB | Country/Year: Germany 1993
Genre: Classical | Style: Early Music, Sacred

Stile Antico - Passion & Resurrection (2012)

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Stile Antico - Passion & Resurrection (2012)

Stile Antico - Passion & Resurrection (2012)
XLD | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:11:11 | 275 MB
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog: HMU 807555

The award-winning, highly-acclaimed English choral ensemble Stile Antico presents Passion and Resurrection, an album featuring texts inspired by the dramatic events of Holy Week and Easter set to music by some of the greatest Renaissance composers from England and the Continent. Included are two settings of the poem Woefully arrayed - the first by William Cornysh (1465-1523) and the second composed especially for Stile Antico in 2009 by contemporary composer John McCabe. This is the work's first recording.

The Sixteen, Harry Christophers - Poetry in Music (2015)

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The Sixteen, Harry Christophers - Poetry in Music (2015)

The Sixteen, Harry Christophers - Poetry in Music (2015)
William Harris, Michael Tippett, Thomas Weelkes, James MacMillan, Ivor Gurney, Robert Ramsey
Benjamin Britten, Edmund Rubbra, Michael East, Herbert Howells, Robert Pearsall, Thomas Tomkins

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 297 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 177 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: CORO | # COR16134 | Time: 01:10:50

Does music add substance to words or is music inspired by them? Songs of departure and farewell are deeply rooted in the great tradition of British choral music, nourished by ancient myths of testing journeys, wayside transformations and homecomings. The transcendent nature of music and the power of poetry to challenge and alter perceptions of reality – harnessed by English composers over many centuries – flow through a programme that invites contemplation of life and death, of love and loss, creation and eternity. In a journey covering six centuries of musical history, The Sixteen performs a cappella anthems with powerful texts by writers as varied as Edmund Spenser, Christopher Fry and W.H. Auden.

Nicolas Gombert (c. 1495 – c. 1560) - Motets II - Beauty Farm (2017) {Fra Bernardo Official Digital Download FB 1612457}

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Nicolas Gombert (c. 1495 – c. 1560) - Motets II - Beauty Farm (2017) {Fra Bernardo Official Digital Download FB 1612457}

Nicolas Gombert (c. 1495 – c. 1560) - Motets II - Beauty Farm (2017) {Fra Bernardo Official Digital Download FB 1612457}
FLAC (tracks) - 16bit/44kHz - Official Digital Download (prestoclassical.co.uk) -> 577 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 258 Mb | Artwork | 5% repair rar
© 2016, 2017 Fra Bernardo | FB 1612457
Classical / Renaissance / Early Music / Choral / Sacred / Polyphony

The second Gombert project with seventeen of his masterpieces, the motets, some of them being first recorded here. The best description of Gombert’s motets was written by Hermann Finck more than four centuries ago, in 1556: For he avoids pauses, and his work is rich with full harmonies and imitative counterpoint. Beauty farm founded 2014 by Markus Muntean and Bernhard Trebuch is a vocal group focused to the Franco-Flemish polyphony of the renaissance. The international ensemble is based in the carthusian monastery at Mauerbach (Austria). The singers are members of well known ensembles like «Capilla flamenca», «Huelgas Ensemble», «Vox Luminis», «Collegium Vocale Gent» and «Graindelavoix». Beauty Farm exclusively records for frabernardo.

William Byrd - Motets And Mass For Four Voices (1994) {ECM New Series 1512}

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William Byrd - Motets And Mass For Four Voices (1994) {ECM New Series 1512}

William Byrd - Motets And Mass For Four Voices (1994) {ECM New Series 1512}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 232 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 126 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 22 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1994 ECM Records | ECM New Series 1512
Classical / Renaissance / Choral

William Byrd (1543-1623) has been called the greatest English composer, an arbiter of the sublime and master of his craft. And while discerning early music listeners have a fair number of recordings to choose from in order to put any stake into this claim, this offering from ECM is as sensitive an introduction as any into all things Byrd.

Jordi Savall - The Routes of Slavery 1444-1888 (2017) {Alia Vox Official Digital Download AVSA9920}

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Jordi Savall - The Routes of Slavery 1444-1888 (2017) {Alia Vox Official Digital Download AVSA9920}

Jordi Savall - The Routes of Slavery 1444-1888 (2017) {Alia Vox Official Digital Download AVSA9920}
FLAC (tracks) - 16bit/44kHz - Official Digital Download (qobuz.com) -> 691 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 304 Mb | Artwork | 5% repair rar
© 2017 Alia Vox | AVSA9920
Classical / World Music / Traditional / Vocal Music / Reneissance / Baroque

A homage to the memory of victims of the slave trade. This new multicultural project from Jordi Savall and his musicians on The Routes of Slavery (1444-1888) marks a world first in the history of music and of the three continents involved in the trade in African slaves and their exploitation in the New World, which are brought together through the early music of the colonial period, the musical traditions of Mali and the oral traditions of the descendants of slaves in Madagascar, Brazil, Colombia and Mexico. This 'Musical Memoir' is accompanied with historical texts on slavery, beginning with the early chronicles of 1444 and concluding with texts written by the Nobel Peace Prize-winner Martin Luther King shortly before his assassination in 1968.

London Brass, Philip Pickett - Gabrieli In Venice: Gabrieli, Viadana, Marini, Massaino, Frescobaldi (1994) Reissue 2002

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London Brass, Philip Pickett - Gabrieli In Venice: Gabrieli, Viadana, Marini, Massaino, Frescobaldi (1994) Reissue 2002

London Brass, Philip Pickett - Gabrieli In Venice (1994) Reissue 2002
Giovanni Gabrieli, Lodovico da Viadana, Biagio Marini, Tiburtio Massaino, Girolamo Frescobaldi

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 240 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 154 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Renaissance | Label: Apex | # 0927 40823 2 | Time: 01:01:19

There is no shortage of discs around featuring transcriptions of Renaissance music for brass. Whilst played on modern instruments the main difference here however is that London Brass, several of whom play period instruments in other ensembles, have enlisted the specialist knowledge of Philip Pickett to direct them.

Cathy Berberian a Hommage (Walton, Monteverdi, Debussy, Stravinsky, Cage, Gerschwin, Purcell) [1997]

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Cathy Berberian a Hommage (Walton, Monteverdi, Debussy, Stravinsky, Cage, Gerschwin, Purcell) [1997]

Cathy Berberian a Hommage (Bernasconi, Travis; W. Walton, Cl. Monteverdi, Cl. Debussy,
I. Stravinsky/Стравинский, J. Cage, G. Gerschwin, H. Purcell) [1997]

EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1cd, 315 MB
Classical | Label: Accore / MPO, France | Catalog Number: 205722 | TT: 70’55

Catherine Anahid Berberian (July 4, 1925 – March 6, 1983) was an American soprano and composer. She interpreted contemporary avant-garde music composed, among others, by Luciano Berio, Bruno Maderna, John Cage, Henri Pousseur, Sylvano Bussotti, Darius Milhaud, Roman Haubenstock-Ramati, and Igor Stravinsky. She also interpreted works by Claudio Monteverdi, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Kurt Weill, Philipp Zu Eulenburg, arrangements of songs by The Beatles, and folk songs from several countries and cultures. As a composer, she wrote Stripsody (1966), in which she exploits her vocal technique using comic book sounds (onomatopoeia), and Morsicat(h)y (1969), a composition for the keyboard (with the right hand only) based on Morse code.

Andrew Lawrence-King - Harp Music of the Italian Renaissance (2004)

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Andrew Lawrence-King - Harp Music of the Italian Renaissance (2004)

Andrew Lawrence-King - Harp Music of the Italian Renaissance (2004)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 60:03 | 293 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog: CDH55162

I believe that this was Andrew Lawrence-King's first recording (1986) – a sterling effort which is ample proof of why he went on to become a well-established figure in his field. He has appeared on numerous recordings, including many with Jordi Savall's Hesperian XX, and is currently the director of the Harp Consort. The program is both musically interesting and eminently listenable; and given Lawrence-King's credentials (he won an Organ Scholarship to Selwyn College, Cambridge and completed his studies at the London Early Music Centre), his understanding of the material is unquestionably comprehensive. His technical execution is equally impressive.

Crawford Young & Ferrara Ensemble - Walter Frye: Northerne Wynde (2002)

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Crawford Young & Ferrara Ensemble - Walter Frye: Northerne Wynde (2002)

Crawford Young & Ferrara Ensemble - Walter Frye: Northerne Wynde (2002)
EAC | FLAC (log,tracks+cue) -> 290 Mb (5% Rec.) | Mp3 CBR320 Kbps -> 171 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans included
Classical, Vocal | Label: Marc Aurel Edition, MA 20018 | 2002 | 01:05:41

As far as is known, Frye was an Englishman who may never have left England; one thinks of him as a 'northerne' musician. His music is 'wynd' music, that is, texted and thus conceived to be sung, sounded by means of the breath. The title of this CD also refers to an early-fourteenth-century poem "Blou, northerne wynd, send thou me my suetyng", beautifully set to music and sung by John Fleagle (1952-1999), who also performed Frye's music, and whose spirit will always live in our remembrance. –Crawford Young

Nicolas Gombert (c. 1495 – c. 1560) - Motets - Beauty Farm (2015) {2CD Fra Bernardo Limited Edition FB 1504211}

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Nicolas Gombert (c. 1495 – c. 1560) - Motets - Beauty Farm (2015) {2CD Fra Bernardo Limited Edition FB 1504211}

Nicolas Gombert (c. 1495 – c. 1560) - Motets - Beauty Farm (2015) {2CD Fra Bernardo Limited Edition FB 1504211}
XLD rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 626 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 278 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 113 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2015 Fra Bernardo | Limited Edition | FB 1504211
Classical / Renaissance / Early Music / Choral / Sacred / Polyphony

Gombert’s compositions are all vocal, some of which are for ensembles of up to twelve parts. His contrapuntal language is based on that of Josquin, but taken to the next level of complexity. Gombert’s vocal textures are often densely packed and the individual lines are characterised by an avoidance of rests. A substantial number of Gombert’s compositions survive, including ten masses, over 160 motets, 60 secular chansons, and a set of eight Magnificats (one in each mode). The motets on this recording, for 4–6 voices, are all fine representations of Gombert’s musical style.

Jean Rondeau - Vertigo: Rameau & Royer (2016) {Erato}

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Jean Rondeau - Vertigo: Rameau & Royer (2016) {Erato}

Jean Rondeau - Vertigo: Rameau & Royer (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Artwork+Booktet | RAR | 485 mb
Classical, Baroque, Renaissance | Label: Erato - 2564697458

France’s leading young harpsichordist performs works by two masters of the French Baroque. No surprises there, perhaps … but the harpsichordist in question is Jean Rondeau and the album is called Vertigo. It conceives the harpsichord in vividly theatrical terms. Vertigo takes its name from a dramatic, rhapsodic piece by Joseph-Nicolas-Pancrace Royer, who, along with Jean-Philippe Rameau, forms the focus of this album. If Rameau (1683–1764) is the better-known composer today, especially admired for such operatic masterpieces as Hippolyte et Aricie and Platée, the younger Royer (1705–1755) was also a major figure in his time, rising to become master of music at the court of Louis XV. Both Rameau and Royer excelled in keyboard music and in works for the stage. As Jean Rondeau says: “These two illustrious composers battled for the top spot at the Opéra.” He describes them as “two magicians, two master architects, amongst the most wildly imaginative and brilliant of their era … Two composers who also tried to capture echoes of grand theatre with the palette offered by their keyboard.